The Best Stops Along the Gulf Coast of Florida

One of the most iconic road trip experiences you can have in the USA is to hop in your car and explore the best that the west coast of Florida has to offer. 

From world-class beaches, remote islands, trendy downtowns, lush state parks, mangrove forests and everything in between, this route offers something for everyone.

While it might only take you 9 hours to drive the route straight through, you could spend weeks diving into the best it has to offer.

St Petersburg Area You could spend a week here and only scratch the surface. We’re offering you our highlights as a starting point, but don’t be afraid to venture further afield during your visit.

Fort Desoto Park Located not too far south of St Pete Beach is the largest park within Pinnellas County, Fort Desoto. It spans more than 1,000 acres and offers 5 interconnected islands to explore.

Speed Boat Adventures One of the coolest ways to get out on the water in St Petersburg is by joining a follow the leader style speed boat tour with Speed Boat Adventures.

Don Cesar Day Pass The Don Cesar is the most iconic hotel in St Petersburg and its commanding presence sits right on a spectacular stretch of powdery white sand on the Gulf of Mexico.

Swipe up to see the rest of the wonderful places we've been and be informed about the things you can experience in this trip!